Friday 23 September 2016

Capture the moment

Hello everyone,

and welcome to September ! September already... where did summer go?

It is time for a new challenge over at the Country View Challenges Blog and Jennie has chosen the theme 'Travel'. I struggled a little with this as I didn't want to go down the plane, train and automobile route. I settled for an art journal piece with a camera because we all take photos on our travels to keep the memories alive.
I have made a little photo tutorial so you can see how this came together. I will start with the finished piece:

And here is how I made it :

I started with a piece of Mixed Media paper approx. size A5.

With a stencil and a pallet knife I added some model paste.

This is what that looked like.

Next I took out my paints....

And painted the page with it. I added a bit of Quinacridone yellow over the top of the pink and orange. It made it a little warmer. 

Next, some antiquing cream. Not to make it old and worn but to accentuate the texture of the modeling paste. 

Like this... 

Next stamps. I used Visible Image Stamps for this. This camera stamp is fabulously detailed and VI stamps stamp like a dream....

After adding some background stamping I took my trusty paint pen and added....


I then stamped the camera and got totally carried away with adding shading to it with coloured pencils. Needless to say I didn't take any more photos... apart from the finished piece :

I changed my mind about the quote because I didn't like it on the white paper so I stamped it straight on the page and added some white pen to accentuate it. I also added some thread behind the camera which is adhered on the page with dimensional tape. 

That was it ! I hope you will play along with us.. you have all month ! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 


  1. Waaw Corrie, dat is weer een geweldig project !
    Ik heb wat tips opgeschreven en de Antiquing Cream, daar ga ik naar op zoek, daar had ik nog niet eerder van gehoord en ik vind het een erg mooi effect geven !
    Ik vind het ook erg knap wat je met de tekst gedaan hebt ! Komt echt heel erg mooi uit zo !

  2. I love it. The thread at the back looks really effective and the antiquing paste adds something special.xx

  3. A great page Corrie, the colours are so rich and the VI camera is such a cool stamp isn't it. Great minds for the idea of travel, I also didn't want to go the planes, trains and automobiles route either;0) Have a super weekend xx

  4. Corrie, this is a fabulous take on travel. I've been gifted with a trip to China in late November, and all my art friends encourage me to take journal and art tools with me (all of which I know would NOT get used). However, my camera will record hundreds of memories, and take my journals at home on the trip again and again. Thanks of this fabulous post! xo

  5. Prachtig warm kaartje Corrie, bedankt voor je heldere uitleg!!

  6. Beautiful Mixed Media page, it really shows the camera image to best effect!

  7. Love this! And I so appreciate you sharing the process.

  8. Your stenciling and antiquing cream work very well on your piece and love your stamped image xx

  9. Helemaal gaaf! Fijn weekend verder!

  10. Wow, Corrie, such a bold colored card! Love your background (note for myself: buy some colored Archival Inks *lol*)!!
    xxx Evelyn

  11. This really is fabulous Corrie, I love the thread behind the camera, a really great accent xx

  12. Wow Corrie, this is amazing! Your background is awesome and the camera stamp is incredibly realistic! xx

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